Bugs & Brews — Fly Tying


Quigley Cripple Fly Tying Tutorial 0

Bob Quigley developed this pattern back in 1978 while fishing the Fall River in Northern California. The Quigley Cripple represents a mayfly emerging from the nymphal shuck. It can be tied in a range of colors/sizes to match your local hatches.

Egg Laying Caddis Fly Tying Tutorial 0


The Egg Laying Caddis is one of many effective patterns developed by Craig Matthews of West Yellowstone Montana. Craig Matthews patterns are standard fare and commonly used on lakes, rivers, and spring creeks in the Yellowstone area.

Letort Hopper Fly Tying Tutorial 0

In this fly tying tutorial Dave discusses the Letort Hopper and covers a bit of its background. Ed Shenk developed this killer little hopper back in the 60's. It is a proven hopper that has a delicate presentation which is very effective on spring creeks, sloughs and slow water areas.

Flashback Hares Ear Fly Tying Tutorial 0

The Hares Ear Nymph is a widely used pattern that can be tied in a ny number of variations. One of our top recommendations simply due to the fact that it can imitate such a wide variety of insects. The most common colors being natural, black, and olive in a size range going from #08 all the way down to size #16.

Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph Fly Tying Tutorial 0

If there ever was an "essential" nymph to have in your box, the Pheasant Tail would easily make the cut. Dave offers a step by step tutorial on how to tie the Pheasant tail. This is a great pattern that is commonly tied in sizes 12-20 and imitates a wide variety of insects.

Material List:

Hook - Fulling Mill 5080

Bead - Cyclops Bead

Tail - Pheasant Tail

Body - Pheasant Tail

Ribbing - Small Copper Wire

Thorax - Peacock Eye

Wingcase - Pheasant Tail 


Vanilla Bugger Fly Tying Tutorial 0

The Vanilla Bugger is a unique pattern developed by Mark Boname for the North Platte river in Wyoming. This is an incredible effective pattern that will prove useful on both freestone and tailwater applications.
Material List:
Hook - TMC 9395
Flash - Krystal Flash
Body - Cream Furry Foam